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This appetizer is perfect if you grow your own potatoes, tomatoes, or basil. An ideal grain-free appetizer, it provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats per piece. For one-bite bruschetta, use miniature potatoes instead.

Potato Bruschetta

Ingredients

3-4 large round (rather than oval) potatoes, washed and cut into ½-inch thick slices
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher or fine sea salt, to taste
About ¾ cup Basil Pesto
2-3 large ripe tomatoes, diced
2-3 leaves fresh basil, thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the potato slices in a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt to taste. Toss with your hands until the potatoes are evenly coated. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and roast for 30-45 minutes until tender and beginning to brown on the edges. (It’s nice if you can turn the slices over about halfway through, but not essential.)

Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes until they are cool enough to handle, but still warm. Top each slice with 1-2 teaspoons of pesto, a good mound of tomato, a bit of sliced basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 15-18 appetizers

Recipe by Ricki Heller

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These savory pancakes are a great alternative main dish. Made with chickpea flour, they’re chock-full of protein. The cashew-based “sour cream” adds a further boost of this essential macronutrient to the meal.

Zucchini Fritters with Herbed “Sour Cream”

Inredients

For the “sour cream”:
1¼ cups raw cashews
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
5 drops plain liquid stevia
¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, or more to taste
¾ cup filtered water
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh herbs of choice (I like a mix of cilantro and dill), plus more for garnish

For the fritters:
1 large zucchini (5-6 ounces), grated
½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ cup chickpea flour
½ teaspoon dried tarragon
4 teaspoons black sesame seeds (white can be used if you can’t find black)
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup drained zucchini juice (see recipe), water, or vegetable broth
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

Make the “sour cream”: In a high-powered blender, blend all ingredients except the herbs until silky smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the herbs. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Set aside.

Make the fritters: Place a large colander or sieve over a large bowl and add the grated zucchini to the colander. Sprinkle with the salt and toss lightly. Allow the zucchini to rest for at least 10 minutes so the salt extracts excess moisture from the zucchini. Using your hands or a clean tea towel, squeeze the zucchini to remove as much liquid as you can (allow the juice to drain into the bowl and reserve it).

While the zucchini rests, place the flour, tarragon, sesame seeds, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. To use the zucchini liquid, pour it into a glass measuring cup and add any water or broth necessary to make 1/3 cup. Add the lemon juice to the cup.

Put the drained zucchini into the bowl with the flour. Add the liquids. Stir quickly to combine, but don’t over-mix.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a large ice cream scoop or 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop the batter into the pan and flatten slightly to create pancakes. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until the tops are almost dry and bottoms are browned. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Serve with a dollop of “sour cream” and a sprinkle of chopped herbs for garnish.

Makes 5-6 fritters

Recipe by Ricki Heller

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The unconventional pairing of corn, peach, and mint in this salad is a stellar marriage of colors, flavors, and textures.

Corn & Peach Salad with Fresh Mint

Ingredients

For the dressing:
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or 8-10 drops plain liquid stevia
Juice of ½ large lime (about 1½ tablespoons)
¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, or to taste

For the salad:
1½ cups fresh corn kernels, lightly steamed, or frozen kernels, defrosted
1 medium cucumber, seeded, cut into quarters lengthwise, then sliced crosswise
3 large ripe peaches, pitted and diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup cashews, lightly toasted

Directions

In the bottom of a large salad bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Add all of the salad ingredients and toss well. Taste and adjust salt, if desired. Serve.

Serves 4

Written by Ricki Heller

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Combining two common Middle Eastern favorites, baba ghanoush and hummus, this spread makes good use of the grill to cook the eggplant, imparting a smoky flavor to the dip. If you don’t have a grill, baking the eggplant at 400ºF for 40-50 minutes until very soft, will work. Serve with gluten-free tortilla chips or pita bread.

Smoky Eggplant & Chickpea Spread

Ingredients

1 medium eggplant
4 tablespoons extra-virgin
olive oil, divided use
4 sun-dried tomato halves
1 cup cooked and drained
chickpeas (canned are fine)
¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, or more to taste

Directions

Heat a grill to medium. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and brush the cut sides with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Grill, turning the pieces as necessary, until cooked through and soft. Cool, then scrape the flesh into the bowl of a food processor. Discard the skin.

While the eggplant cooks, soak the tomatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and chop. Add to the processor with the eggplant. Add the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.

Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Makes about 2 cups

Recipe by Ricki Heller

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Written by Hallie Klecker

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Written by Hallie Klecker

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Written by Carol Kicinski.

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“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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Fennel and sweet potato are both rich in fiber and potassium along with a range of vitamins and minerals.

Written by Amie Valpone

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This salad provides a variety of nutrients,including beta-carotene from the carrots,iron from the spinach, vitamin C from the arugula, and the perfect amount of healthy fats from the walnuts and oil.

Written by Amie Valpone

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“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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Written by Ricki Heller

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“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

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“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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